Iron War : Two Incredible Athletes. One Epic Rivalry. The Greatest Race of All Time.
by Matt Fitzgerald
Editor: Quercus Publishing
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Nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012On October 14, 1989, trained by one of the most intense and lasting two-man rivalries in any sport, a pair of generations of talent equal to their powers ran a race that redefined human limitsDave Scott and Mark Allen’s battle at Hawaii’s 13th Ironman is one of the most dramatic stories in athletics historyThe two greatest pioneering triathlon athletes of the generation ran side by side, literally, for eight hours at a mad speed before Allen, finally, was torn from his old enemy, within two miles left in the 1406-mile from the eventHis winning margin was a little 58 secondsIf intense was the drama, the race came to be known as “The Iron of War” – the greatest sporting event ever seenMore than a compelling story, War Iron is a fascinating exploration of how Scott and Allen pushed themselves and each other – and what it takes for anyone to break perceived boundariesMany Christopher McDougall added depth to Born to Run by linking in new research on the evolutionary origin of man as runners, Iron War shows how new discoveries in neuroscience explain how some elite athletes are literally able to their bodies to do things that should be beyond their capabilitiesThe book features an examination of the anatomy of tenacity in an exciting tale of sporting adventureWith his emotional and intellectual depth, Iron War is a captivating and stimulating portrait of the human will
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